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Flesh Parade

Formed: 1990
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Flesh Parade News

Below is our complete Flesh Parade news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mike IX Williams Benefit Show Details Revealed

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.

The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EyeHateGod test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EyeHateGod's set. Don't miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering. See day-to-day lineups below: More...

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Flesh Parade Faces An Uncertain Future

For twenty-two years Flesh Parade has been the top, and one of the very few, grindcore bands in New Orleans, LA; a town known for its achingly slow and messy sludge bands. Their last release “Dirty Sweet” was long anticipated the world over and received critical-acclaim when it came out in 2011. No one could have guessed when they performed at the 2011 Maryland Death Fest that the band was heading for a possible disbandment a year later. Guitarist Rene Perez explains the peril, “Well, we spent a lot of time writing, arranging, practicing, recording, and playing shows in preparation for ‘Dirty Sweet.’ Once it came out, we continued to play as much as possible to help support it via local shows, fests, and the mini tour we did last July. Our original plans were to tour extensively in 2012. I was working on several shows, one would have been last September in NOLA, but are drummer’s [Todd Capiton] work schedule forced us to cancel the show. We tried doing another one before the end of 2011 but all of our schedules couldn’t line up to make it happen and of course the holidays were also tough to work around. Three of us have families and kids and the holidays are always first with the family and the band is second.” More...

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Flesh Parade Books Mini-Tour

New Orleans grindcore outfit Flesh Parade will be setting out on the road this weekend for three dates. The shows are listed below.

Flesh Parade will be ending the trip at the Central Illinois Metalfest on Sunday the 24th. The band release “Dirty Sweet”, the group's first album in a decade, in December of last year. Flesh Prade performed at Maryland Death Fest IX in May of this year to the delight of the party posse (a group that wears costumes and throws glowsticks for one band a night) and the band's devoted fans.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 - Flesh Parade w/Sheeple, Black Pussy & Black Market Ministry – Tsunami Bar, Monroe, Louisiana

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 - Flesh Parade w/Incineration, Cremains & Powers That Be – Hi-Tone, Memphis, Tennessee

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 – Central Illinois Metalfest

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Exhumed To Play Central Illinois Metalfest

Exhumed has announced it will be performing at this year's upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest. The festival takes place in Urbana, IL on July 22nd - 24th at the Canopy Club (708 S. Goodwin Avenue).

Exhumed will be playing in support of the new album "All Guts, No Glory" (reviewed here), which is also currently available for streaming in its entirety. "All Guts, No Glory" was released in North America on July 5th and will drop internationally on July 11th.

Other bands confirmed to appear at the upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest include Cephalic Carnage, Nachtmystium, Flesh Parade, Putrid Pile, Embalmer, Decrepit Birth, Insanity, and Insidious Decrepancy. Ticket information and the complete line-up can be found at this location.

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day One

I’ve only heard half-remembered memories about this festival. I really had no idea what to expect about the stage lay-out, the area of town, the people, or the bar situation. As I walked down the hill to Sonar, I gradually saw the small bunch of metalheads walking in to see the first band Witchaven. I entered the main hall and followed the crude, hand-written signs explaining where the stage was in the dark, labyrinthine building. Entering into the main room for the first time was like stepping into a metal dream; coming from the hot, sunny outdoors to a cold, pitch black massive room with seemingly no end and seeing an awesome band already in progress with ultra bright flashing lights interrupting your vision and furthering the illusion of this chamber. More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Flesh Parade Hosts "Dirty Sweet" Release Show

Sick New Orleans grindcore crew Flesh Parade is giving the band's latest creation "Dirty Sweet" a proper coming out party February 19th at Siberia.

The support for the show has been changed around, but is now solid with Omean, The Devil's Rain, and Iron Giant. Flesh Parade's show often draw many of their loyal fans and longtime friends in the punk and metal scenes, packing out the house. You can read a review of the new album here.

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Flesh Parade To Stream New Album Online

New Orleans based act Flesh Parade has checked in with the following brief announcement about the band's "Dirty Sweet" album being played in its entirety via an online radio station on Thursday, December 23rd:

"Paranoize Radio will be playing Flesh Parade 'Dirty Sweet' in its entirety tomorrow night at 8pm central time at this location. If you have issues with the player, go here."

Flesh Parade also has the following upcoming festival appearance:

5/26 Sonar - Maryland Deathfest IX 2011

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Flesh Parade Finishes New Album

Flesh Parade has issued the following update about finishing the band's new album "Dirty Sweet:"

"On December 10, 2010, Flesh Parade finally completed mastering on their long awaited full-length, 'Dirty Sweet.' Since announcing a return in 2004 & reforming in 2005 to begin work on Dirty Sweet, Flesh Parade has been through some rough times. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August of 2005 and separated the band for two years. Once everyone was finally settled it was decided they would continue on the album as originally planned. Flesh Parade's singer, Jason Pilgrim, however didn't feel the same way. This left guitarist, René Perez & drummer Todd Capiton scratching their heads on what to do. Move on or call it quits? Well a huge FUCK NO! was decided on calling it quits.

"In July of 2007, the two decided to find a practice room and begin working again. The very first night they auditioned vocalist Scott Leger, formerly of Shrum and D.I.E. Although they would go on to audition others, in the end Leger had the passion and knowledge for the music that made him the clear choice to replace Pilgrim.

"Flesh Parade continued to write and rehearse for the album, but got an offer to play MDF in 2008, so that became a huge focus. The band's first show since 2000. Bassist Julien Fried came on board and the band was whole once more. Throughout 2008 the band would continue to write and play one more show. Fried would leave the band and Tony Salisbury from the Nola grindcore band, Mule Skinner would replace him on bass. More...

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Crowbar and Exhorder Together After 20 Years

For the first time in over twenty years, two amazing metal bands from the sludge-covered city of New Orleans shared a stage. The crowds came out in droves for the show, bearing the freezing temperatures to see what will be considered a landmark show. There were many familiar faces in attendance, but the large amount of middle-aged non-metalheads was staggering. I can only speculate that these people came because Exhorder was one of their favorites as a kid, and even though they don’t like metal anymore, they wanted to see a band from their youth. It was similar to the crowd from their first show in years in November 2009 that had even less younger people. Regardless of the differences in the crowd, everyone had a great time watching the incredible event unfold. More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: NOLA, Part 2

Just one Unearthing for my fair city of New Orleans wouldn’t work. We have so many bands here, they’re breaking the levees! Here’s three more incredible bands to give you a NOLA fix. There is an amendment to the previous Unearthing the Metal Underground: New Orleans; Tire Fire is not crustpunk. “We hate crusties,” vocalist Matt Muscle told me at the Pentagram show. But whatever they are, it’s fierce and Matt is a madman on stage. More...

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Exhorder, Crowbar Announce Metal Gras Appearance

For the first time since 1992, Exhorder and Crowbar will share the same stage at Metal Gras 2010 on Friday, February 12th with Flesh Parade opening. The show will take place at The Hangar, located at 1511 S. Rendon in New Orleans during the biggest weekend of Mardi Gras. Tickets are $20.00 with doors at 9pm. The show starts at 10pm.

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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NOLA Underground Raise the Dead Fest Announced

NOLA Underground presents Raise the Dead Festival 3 on November 1 at the Howlin' Wolf.

Acts performing are Outlaw Order 00%, Flesh Parade, Hostile Apostle, Ritual Killer, and Pain Tribe.

More information can be found here

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Maryland Deathfest VII Lineup Taking Shape

Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:

Brutal Truth
General Surgery
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Flesh Parade
Man Must Die
Entrails Massacre

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Flesh Parade Offer Update On New Album

FLESH PARADE guitarist Rene Perez has posted the following update:

“Just wanted to update everyone on our progress. I know in the past not much has happened, but for the last 6 months we’ve been making every practice and getting shit done. We had a great practice last night and finished another new song. Things are going really well. We’ve booked some studio time for mid March and have a title for it. The CD will be called, ‘Dirty Sweet.’ We’ll be tracking the entire CD at Barron Studios in Houston, Texas. Also, swing by our page for some new pics and another practice recording with Scott on vocals. We’ll be documenting everything in the studio, so check back for more pics and videos too. We’re currently working on the new Grind Docs. Until then, keep grinding!”

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